Reuters Nir Elias
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz described Iran as “the problem of the region and the whole world and constitutes a threat against Israel as well,” stressing that his country’s army “is always ready for any operation against Iran if the need arises.”
This came in statements made by Gantz during his participation in a graduation ceremony for officers yesterday, Wednesday, where he said: “We know that Iran is advancing rapidly in all areas of the nuclear program, accumulating many tools, enriching uranium, installing hundreds of advanced and secret centrifuges, and sabotaging. With the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency under its supervision. “
He added, “Many of Iran’s efforts cannot be undone, because it is gaining a lot of knowledge and experience. The United States, Europe and the countries of the Middle East are well aware of Iran’s steps that could lead to a large arms race.”
Gantz added, “Iran is the problem of the region and the whole world, but it also poses a great threat to the state of Israel. Therefore we must work in coordination with the superpowers, and ensure that in the event that an agreement is signed with Iran, it leads to a cessation of the nuclear program and to stop its plan to position itself in Syria.” The Israeli army is ready at all times to be able to implement field plans if the need arises.